January 24, 2010
The You Be the Trainer series gives the CrossFit community a chance to compare their training savvy with top CrossFit coaches. In this edition, Monique Ames, Carey Kepler and Andy Petranek talk about motivating a client whose family commitments and nagging injuries are making it difficult to get to the box.
We’ve all been there: sometimes life just gets in the way of getting to the gym. Add in a few old injuries, and suddenly your PRs seem like mythical numbers notched by someone else, someone who had the time to work out with intensity.
Joan is at a crossroads in her CrossFit training, and she’s thinking of walking away. She’s frustrated with an aching elbow and a sore toe, and every time she tries to get to the gym, a co-worker gets sick or a child gets whacked in the head with a baseball.
You’ve booked a one-on-one session with Joan and have one last chance to get her back on track. What do you do?
Discuss your strategy in the comments, and on Jan. 26 we’ll post the responses by Monique Ames (CrossFit Evolution), Carey Kepler (CrossFit Central), Andy Petranek (CrossFit L.A.) and Tony Budding of CrossFit HQ.